Gamers who pre-order the upcoming game Assassin's Creed Syndicate will receive a special bonus: "The Darwin and Dickens Conspiracy Mission," in which players have to protect the two men and their work. More information is here and here.
It's come to my attention that it's been quite some time (years, actually) since we did a one-word meme. The rules for these are simple: I give you a list of major characters from a Dickens novel; you commenters describe each character using only one word. Here's the first one we did, to give you an example.
So this time we're doing Great Expectations. Your list of characters is below. Go for it!
Pip: Estella: Miss Havisham: Joe: Magwitch: Herbert: Mr. Jaggers: Wemmick: Biddy: Mrs. Joe: Pumblechook: Orlick: Compeyson: Drummle:
As highlighted in today's Daily Mail, The Drood Inquiry is now taking votes on whether Edwin is dead or alive, who marries who, and other important questions left hanging in The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Go here to vote -- and then come back and tell us how you voted!
With help from their readers, Buzzfeed put together a list of "51 of the Most Beautiful Sentences in Literature." A sentence from A Tale of Two Cities came in at number 12. Click here and scroll down to see which one!
Which sentence from Dickens would you have nominated for the list?
BookRiot has a quiz asking you to guess the Dickens title from the illustration. (They also give you quotes to help out.) I got 9 out of 10. See how well you do! There are no buttons to click, so you'll have to keep track on paper or in your head.
Brett Janes, who did such a nice job compiling Dickens's opening lines, has now compiled his closing lines! Go here to see them all and to vote for your favorite. (Obviously, spoilers abound, so proceed at your own risk!)